Deputy Program Manager of Engineering DPME – Torpedo Programs

  • Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76795

Our DOD/Aerospace client is looking to fill a Deputy Program Manager position that just opened in Canonsburg, PA. In this role you will lead a program and manage a team of engineers responsible for successfully delivering advanced systems for the US Navy. To be considered, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Must have past system engineering background, as well as leadership experience, including cost, scheduling and technical management. You must also have an active Secret Clearance.

Location: Canonsburg, PA
Position: Deputy Program Manager of Engineering
Contract: 24 months with opportunity to go direct/permanent

Pay: $78.83/hour
Schedule: Hybrid


As a Deputy Program Manager of Engineering, you will lead a program and manage a team of engineers responsible for successfully delivering advanced systems for the US Navy.  This includes advancing the technical vision, meeting customer commitments and fostering innovation.  Candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and interest in learning and adapting to new technologies quickly, maximizing the potential of any new technology, and thinking critically about the needs of the warfighter.  Successful candidates will be excellent communicators, have a passion for technical progress and improvement, intellectually curious, and be strongly motivated to lead and nurture a cross functional team.

Technical Objectives:

  • Demonstrate technical excellence in engineering or related technology areas.  You are viewed as a technical lead with wide experience of a broad range of relevant development technologies.
  • Lead as a strong technical contributor to major development and production systems; skilled at applying and executing highly advanced technologies principles, theories, and concepts; effective applying problem-solving skills in complex environments.
  • Oversee program technical performance (aligned with cost, scope, and schedule) for all engineering efforts to ensure project requirements are integrated, tested, and verified, resulting in high quality deliverables that meet or exceed all technical and schedule requirements.
  • Lead and manage the resolution of technical issues, communicate the resolution, and ensure that the resolution is implemented.
  • Develop and maintain engineering plans, risks, and opportunities, follow change management processes, and ensure all engineering processes adhere to Program specific standards and practices.

Management Objectives:

  • Demonstrate leadership, team building and motivational skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communications with experience leading high performing teams and interactions/presentations with senior members of the company and customer communities.
  • Work closely with the Senior Engineering Leadership, Chief Engineers and Program Managers to plan, authorize, and monitor the engineering work (including providing strong leadership to ensure all events occur as planned).
  • Work with functional manager to staff the project team with the appropriate engineering skills and capabilities.
  • Conduct monthly engineering status reviews and provide material for monthly program reviews. Implement effective corrective actions as required.
  • Motivate the engineering team and provide a clear understanding of project goals. Provide performance feedback and management for the project team. Take immediate and decisive action (both positive and corrective) in dealing with technical and performance issues.
  • Manage engineering resources (e.g., staff assignments, capital equipment, etc.), organizational interfaces, and engineering scope.
  • Provide input to the engineering leadership for potential areas of Research and Development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field, plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. 
  • Must have past system engineering background, as well as leadership experience, including cost, scheduling and technical management.
  • You have shown a willingness to take educated risks to further develop a technical solution or innovation.
  • You have demonstrated deep ownership that led to teams’ success and have demonstrated your ability to take immediate and decisive action in dealing with technical and performance issues. 
  • You have demonstrated success building, leading, and developing high-performing teams. You know how to build high-performing teams.  You have significant experience in mentoring coaching and developing others. 
  • You can build consensus with all problem stakeholders and resolve conflicts.  Exquisite brokering skills, regularly achieving consensus among stakeholders. You are able to bridge the various sections of the matrixed organization to find a path to problem resolution.
  • You have technical and management credibility demonstrated through past experiences.
  • You can collaborate effectively with others; along with building teams that excel. You collaborate effectively with others and reinforce the technical vision and culture. 
  • You have the respect of your peers and colleagues for your technical and management credibility.
  • You can lead and manage a geographically and chronologically separated team.
  • You can synthesize new opportunities by applying your technical skills and leadership responsibilities to new problem domains.
  • You are willing to communicate to senior leaderships areas where a program may be at risk or other issues such that additional resources can be applied as soon as possible.

About our client:
Our client is a mission critical DOD – Aerospace defense contractor developing solutions that will lead, serve, and protect our country.  Our client develops strategic systems for defense, civil government, intelligence and cyber end users on a international basis.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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